from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In silversmithing, a dented appearance on silverware, each dent being made by successive carefully directed blows of the hammer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A period of being beaten or hammered.
  • noun A heavy defeat
  • verb Present participle of hammer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)


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  • My adjectival use: 'The hammering sound disturbed his sleep.'

    August 22, 2011